Tigers Swim to Victory at Pacific Invitational, October 22

 

The Pacific swim teams came home for one of their two meets in Stockton this season at the 25th annual Pacific Invitational over the weekend, and they did not disappoint. The women finished first overall with 706 points, and the men finished in fourth behind Denver, Air Force and Stanford with 459 points.

The women won the 200 Medley Relay on Friday night, as Isabella Green ‘19, Semaj Walker ‘20, Kenna Ramey ‘18, and Viva Gimbutye ‘17 finished with a time of 1:44.78. The women’s 400 Free Relay team also won their race; Gimbutye, Ramey, Becca Aguilar ‘18 and Meredith Lillie ‘19 finished at 3:29.67 to take first.

The men came in third for their 200 Medley, finishing four-tenths of a second behind the leader at 1:31.91. Jared Vu ‘17, Yahav Shahaf ‘20, Stewart Harrison ‘18, and Mitchell Ongstad ’17 competed in that event, then Ongstad and Harrison joined Miles MacKenzie ‘18 and Lane Goedhart ’17 in the 400 Free Relay, in which the men again finished third with a time of 3:04.38.

The teams began Saturday by competing in the 400 Medley Relay. Green, Walker, Ramey and Gimbutye finished third with a time of 3:56.02 for the women, while Angel Alcala ‘20, Shahaf, Vu, and MacKenzie had the top time for the men at 3:30.15.

The 200 Free Relay saw the women finish second at 1:36.50, while the men finished fifth at 1:23.31.

On an individual level, the Tigers had a few different outstanding efforts. Gimbutye and Ramey took first and second, respectively, in the 50 Free. The two were separated by a tenth of a second in their finish, with Gimbutye finishing 23.72 and Ramey finishing 23.73.

Gimbutye won the 100 Free at 52.61, and Ramey took fourth in the same race (53.01) Ramey also finished second in the 100 Fly (56.58).

Curtis Klein ’17 finished third in the 100 Back (51.23) and second in the 200 Back (149.70). Jillian Hatch placed second in the 200 Free, just barely missing first place with a time of 1:53.29.

Whitney Jorgensen ‘17 finished second in the 400 IM at 4:29.83 on Friday, and picked up another second-place finish in the 200 Fly at 2:07.63 on Saturday; she also won the 200 IM (2:06.92) on Saturday.

Taylor Hosmer ’20 took third behind Jorgensen in the 200 Fly (2:08.20), and also took second in the 500 Free (5:03.86)

The Tigers will next compete on Nov. 12 at Fresno State’s meet.

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